Welcome from Dean Aksoy

Dean Lerzan Aksoy Head Shot.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. As an undergraduate in a cutting-edge degree undergraduate business program, you will benefit immensely from the insights of professors who are top experts in their fields and who truly care about your success. You will gain a global perspective on the latest industry trends, while being immersed in New York City, the business capital of the world. In addition, you will acquire an invaluable liberal arts education that will build the critical thinking, verbal communications, and writing skills, which will enhance all that you learn in the classroom.

The Gabelli School of Business offers undergraduates the opportunity to delve deep into the major of their choice, while also exploring new and emerging fields through primary and secondary concentrations that are unavailable at many other institutions. What you learn in the classroom will be brought to life through visits to and internships at top-tier financial firms and business organization, ensuring that as you expand your knowledge, you gain the professional experience to enhance your résumé as well. In four years, you will build a diversified portfolio of skills that will distinguish you in today’s highly competitive, global job market. In the Jesuit tradition, you will learn to think independently, strive for excellence, and care for yourself and for others by giving back. You will learn about the power of business as a catalyst for lasting and positive change that can move society forward. From the moment you arrive on campus this fall, you will begin to discover your gifts and use them to become a leader for the future of business.

I look forward to seeing you here at Rose Hill soon!

With best wishes for a wonderful summer,

Lerzan Aksoy, Ph.D.
Dean and George N. Jean Ph.D. Chair
Gabelli School of Business